Established by the Board of Regents in 1961, the University of Nevada Press publishes high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers. The citizens of Nevada, readers, and authors are the Press’s most valuable asset.
Our publishing plan is defined in two ways: geographic focus as well as discipline and subject matter. If a book enhances our understanding of Nevada, the Great Basin, or American West—regardless of its field or approach—we’re interested. If it fits a topic we publish on—regardless of its geographic focus—we’re interested. We publish in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines, including environmental studies, Basque studies, Native American studies, public health, mining, urban studies, and gambling and gaming studies. The founding director, Robert Laxalt, was an internationally respected writer himself, and from the start the Press has published fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction, which continues to this day.
Decisions on manuscript publication are made by the Press Editorial Advisory Board, consisting of faculty members from the University of Nevada, Reno; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the Desert Research Institute; and the community colleges. Approximately 20 new titles are published each year.
To learn more please visit our website: www.unpress.nevada.edu.